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Nov

13

2015
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Woman Goes Overboard From Norwegian Cruise Ship

It seems to be happening with increasing frequency — passengers going overboard from cruise ships. This time, a woman on the Norwegian cruise ship Pearl, went overboard during a dance party cruise to Mexico. CNN reports (from a Friday morning, Nov. 13 article) … “A search is underway in the waters off Cuba after a woman went overboard during a cruise ship dance party. The…

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Nov

12

2015

Faulty Sliding Doors, Errant Golf Balls: Cruise Ships Can Be Dangerous

A jury in a U.S. District Court in Seattle recently awarded an Illinois man $21 million in damages resulting from an injury to his head after being struck by an automatic sliding door on the Holland America ship. James Hausman was injured when the sliding doors on the M/S Amerstadam he was exiting through, quickly closed on him, forcefully impacting his head. The result? Minor…

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Nov

12

2015
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Dozens of Cruise Ship Passengers Injured in Sliding Door Accidents

This was not an isolated incident Apparently, the sliding doors that injured James Hausman — a cruise ship passenger on Holland America’s M/S Amsterdam — had a record of hitting and injuring other passengers. According to evidence presented to a jury in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, dozens of other passengers had incidents — some resulting in injury — because of the sliding door’s faulty…

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Nov

04

2015
Jury Awards Hurt Cruise Ship Passenger $21 Million

Jury Awards Hurt Cruise Ship Passenger $21 Million

Holland America Cruise Line ended up on the wrong end of another lawsuit recently, this time to the tune of a $21 million verdict. An Illinois man was awarded $21 million in damages resulting from an injury to his head after being struck by an automatic sliding door on the Holland America ship. Read more about this recent case here. Apparently, as information became available…

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Oct

19

2015

First Lawsuit Filed In El Faro Cargo Accident Sinking Accident

A family of one of the crew members of El Faro cargo ship, which sank off the coast of the Bahamas two weeks ago during Hurricane Joaquin, has filed a $100 Million suit. 33 crew members died when the vessel sank. Watch NBC News Video here… According to NBC News and reporter Jacquellena Carrero… The lawsuit filed by attorney Willie E. Gary on behalf of the…

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Oct

19

2015
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Heart Attack Takes Passenger From Grand Princess Cruise Ship

U.S. Coast Guard steps in… According to news reports, a female passenger (described as 57 years old) was taken from Princess Cruises Grand Princess Sunday evening. Apparently she had a heart attack. The U.S. Coast Guard was called and she was eventually medevaced from the cruise ship by helicopter. Reports were that she was stable. The incident occurred about 80 miles southwest of Monterey, California….

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Sep

28

2015
80 Year Old Passenger Taken From Carnival Cruise Ship

80 Year Old Passenger Taken From Carnival Cruise Ship

Passenger Medevaced On, Saturday, September 26th, the U.S. Coast Guard took an 80-year-old passenger off the Carnival Pride cruise ship as it sailed off the coast of North Carolina. The first reports came in from WITN News in Eastern North Carolina. Apparently, the Coast Guard received an emergency call from the Carnival Pride indicating that a female passenger was having health issues that needed more…

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Sep

16

2015
Woman Seriously Hurt on Carnival Cruise Ship

Woman Seriously Hurt on Carnival Cruise Ship

Reports from MyFoxBoston.com tell of a New Hampshire woman who was seriously injured while aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Victory. The report was posted Sept. 14, 2015. According to the report, the woman from Pembroke New Hampshire was traveling with her boyfriend. The injury occurred during a fall in which she hit her head (the back of her head). Apparently she remained on the ship…

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Sep

09

2015
Sue Carnival Cruise Line Still Heavily Searched by Passengers

Sue Carnival Cruise Line Still Heavily Searched by Passengers

The phrase “sue carnival cruise line” is still one of the most searched phrases that eventually lead visitors to our website (based on information from Google Analytics). Each month, dozens of people search for “sue carnival cruise line” or “cruise ship injury lawyer” when they’ve either had an unpleasant experience on a Carnival Cruise Ship – OR – when they were hurt while traveling on a…

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Sep

09

2015
Fire On Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty

Fire On Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty

A fire broke out on Monday, Sept. 7  aboard Carnival Cruise’s Liberty. Apparently the fire started in one of the ship’s engine rooms. No one was injured in the fire. Passengers and crew were safe. The first began while the cruise ship was docked on the Island of St. Thomas, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard. The cause of the fire is still…

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